Before you can import and run the Laboperator server appliance, you need access to a virtualization infrastructure.

If this is not existing in your organization, or you want to install Laboperator server on a standalone computer, you need to perform the following steps before you can continue with the installation procedure.


Hardware requirements

The host computer (e.g. MacBook Pro or PC) needs to fulfill these hardware requirements (Host operating system + guest operating system)

  • 2 cores
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD
  • network adapter


The virtual machine (Laboperator server appliance) will have the following resource allocations:

  • 2 cores
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128GB SSD
  • 2 network adapters (bridged mode)


The virtual machine will contain a complete Linux Server image (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit).


Settings for your operating system

Settings for Windows 10 as host computer operating system:

  • Turn off automatic standby or power saving mode
  • Turn off automatic updates or make sure the host PC does not automatically restart
  • In case the host PC is part of a managed domain scenario, make sure a local user with administrator privileges exists
  • Make sure the local user is always logged on and nobody else can end the terminal session unexpectedly


Settings for macOS as host computer operating system:

  • Use caffeine to prevent your mac from going into sleep mode


Virtualization infrastructure

After you successfully installed your host computer, you need to install VirtualBox as free virtualization infrastructure. Once this is completed, you can continue following the Laboperator server installation procedure.